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Lightning kills man on US beach
Monday, 28 July 2014 04:17
28 July 2014Last updated at 10:05

Lightning struck people on Venice Beach, as Wendy Urquhart reports

One man has been killed and several people have been hurt after lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out three airstrikes on Gaza, targeting Hamas rocket launchers and infrastructure in the strip.

The strikes broke a relative lull in the fighting at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

The military says Israeli jets hit two rocket launchers and a rocket manufacturing facility in central and northern Gaza on Monday.

It says the airstrikes were in response to a Hamas rocket launched into Israel earlier in the morning.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.

Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency management in east Tennessee's Claiborne County told The Associated Press that officers searched ruined homes Sunday night in one particularly hard-hit community, Speedwell. She said the county sheriff and his wife safely took refuge in their basement when storms hit and destroyed their home.

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By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The event is not until November, but campaigning is already underway. No, it isn’t the election — it’s the next open enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act.

The first enrollment period reduced the number of uninsured in Philadelphia by 27-percent.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos won a court battle against Russia in one of the largest-ever commercial legal cases, in which Moscow must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets, Kommersant daily said, citing unnamed sources.

It said the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague would announce later on Monday that Russia must pay the compensation - half of the original $100 billion claim - to former shareholders in the company, once Russia's largest oil producer.

By Shinichi Saoshiro

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks dipped in early trade on Monday after disappointing earnings hit Wall Street, while the dollar hovered near six-months peaks against a basket of major currencies.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> was down 0.1 percent, taking cues from Wall Street where lackluster results from bellwether names Visa and Amazon triggered a discretionary sell-off on Friday. [.N]

Tokyo's Nikkei <.N225> shed 0.2 percent after hitting a six-month closing low on Friday.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 06:27

NEW ORLEANS - The bomb threat that shut down one of Louisiana's largest universities for a day was a hoax, Louisiana State Police said Wednesday, after disposing of a suspicious device and evacuating the campus.

Although teams were continuing to search the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus, investigators found no explosives in a device found after a man called in threats to a television station, Master Trooper Brooks David said.

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